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50 Worst US Cities For Allergies

Here's the foundation's list of the top 50 fall allergy cities:
1. Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Pa.
2. Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, N.C.
3. Louisville, Ky.
4. Austin, Texas.
5. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich.
6. Memphis, Tenn.
7. Oklahoma City, Okla.
8. Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.
9. Kansas City, Mo.
10. St. Louis, Mo.

11. Indianapolis, Ind.
12. Columbus, Ohio.
13. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
14. Charlotte, N.C.
15. San Antonio, Texas.
16. Birmingham-Tuscaloosa, Ala.
17. Cincinnati, Ohio.
18. Milwaukee, Wis.
19. Houston, Texas.
20. Detroit, Mich.

21. New Orleans, La.
22. Nashville, Tenn.
23. Phoenix, Ariz.
24. Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.
25. Pittsburgh, Pa.
26. Denver, Colo.
27. Hartford-New Haven, Conn.
28. Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M.
29. Atlanta, Ga.
30. Chicago, Ill.

31. Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem, N.C.
32. Las Vegas, Nev.
33. Cleveland-Akron-Canton, Ohio.
34. Jacksonville-Brunswick, Fla.
35. Salt Lake City, Utah.
36. Orlando-Daytona-Melbourne, Fla.
37. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y.
38. Philadelphia, Pa.
39. Boston, Mass.
40. Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, Calif.

41. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, Fla.
42. Baltimore, Md.
43. Washington, D.C.
44. Providence, R.I.
45. Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Va.
46. Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
47. New York, N.Y.
48. Los Angeles, Calif.
49. Portland, Ore.
50. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif.


How They Were Chosen
Here's the key criteria for choosing the cities:
Average recorded fall pollen levels over the past seven years.
Length of the peak fall season for the most offensive pollen types.
Number of antihistamine prescriptions written in the last year for allergy symptoms.
Number of board-certified allergists per capita.

Runny nose, sneezing, congestion, watery eyes and itchy throat are caused by colds -- but they're also classic seasonal allergy symptoms, says Derek Johnson, MD, an allergist at Temple University Medical Center, in a news release.


"In some cities, the pollination of different plants, changing weather, and other environmental factors can cause a greater impact for allergy sufferers during the fall than the spring," Johnson explains.


The Allergy Action Plan, an educational campaign on the AAFA's website, gives these and more helpful hints on preventing allergy symptoms:


Spend more time inside when pollen and mold counts are high.
Keep windows closed and use an air filter that is cleaned regularly.
Wash bedding often.

The educational campaign was made possible by an unrestricted grant from Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, the makers of the allergy medication Alavert.



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SOURCE: News release, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
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Mine is in the top 50!

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How very interesting.

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oh my city got #5 lol ... not a suprise though all those damn trees/flowers *sigh*

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mine's eighth. not surprising since we had level red ozone alerts everyday this summer.
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mine's eighth. not surprising since we had level red ozone alerts everyday this summer.
I miss DFW. Been there 2 times - can't speak about the allergies, but I love the city.
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^ Speaking of... what is that place (town or whatever) where there are statues of horses running thru the pond or whatever? My aunt lives in Denton and it's somewhere (sorta) near there. That's nice. Oh, and brunch at Lowe's Anatole was fab.
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Mine is 36! The season when the Orange Tree's get their blossoms are the worst for me but I love the smell!
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^ Speaking of... what is that place (town or whatever) where there are statues of horses running thru the pond or whatever? My aunt lives in Denton and it's somewhere (sorta) near there. That's nice. Oh, and brunch at Lowe's Anatole was fab.
ah, Denton. My uni's there.

Afraid I've never seen/heard of the horse statue. I'll have to ask the old folks if they know what it is.

As for your first post, yes, DFW is a marvelous place. Hated it when I first moved here...but after six years, I don't think I'd live anywhere else.
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My aunt teaches nursing at some college there. Is there a Lewis Uni? She used to be at an all women's college. Anyway, I just love Dallas as well. My other aunt used to live right down by the big huge Ferris Wheel thinghie by the Cotton Bowl - kinda in the hood, sorta. I mean it wasn't violent, just kind of a drab neighborhood.

But overall, I love Dallas.
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My aunt teaches nursing at some college there. Is there a Lewis Uni? She used to be at an all women's college. Anyway, I just love Dallas as well. My other aunt used to live right down by the big huge Ferris Wheel thinghie by the Cotton Bowl - kinda in the hood, sorta. I mean it wasn't violent, just kind of a drab neighborhood.

But overall, I love Dallas.
The all-woman's college is called TWU (Texas Women's University). It's a couple miles south from my uni. I've heard they have an excellent drama group...but I haven't seen it myself.

lmao! the Cotton Bowl is right off of MLK Boulevard...and you know what Chris Rock says about any street named after Martin Luther King..."there's some violence goin' down!" they also have a lot of trains out there, I went to see them with my father. And, of course, it's the site of the annual Texas/Oklahoma football game. And Big Tex, lmao

DFW is marvelous! You ever been to San Antonio? It's GORGEOUS!!!!
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Sorry took me so long to respond - god damn people making me busy at work. It's been a nuts-o day.

Anyway.... Yes I do remember MLK Blvd now that you say it. I have not been to San Antonio, my mom has and loved it. Something about the walkway and the creek or stream or whatever. lol, I didn't listen all the way.

I've been to DFW twice, Houston once, Harlingen and South Padre once. Harlingen is, um, not very nice. But SPI is amazing. Loved it!!
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Sorry took me so long to respond - god damn people making me busy at work. It's been a nuts-o day.

Anyway.... Yes I do remember MLK Blvd now that you say it. I have not been to San Antonio, my mom has and loved it. Something about the walkway and the creek or stream or whatever. lol, I didn't listen all the way.

I've been to DFW twice, Houston once, Harlingen and South Padre once. Harlingen is, um, not very nice. But SPI is amazing. Loved it!!
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ah, you mean Riverwalk? I've only been to SA once, but didn't make it to Riverwalk, unfortunately. But I went to Market Square, and saw the Tower of the Americas (the world's largest phallic symbol). It's really pretty there...lots of cute buildings and houses. My sister says she's gonna live there someday...we'll see if that happens, lmao.

ah, south padre. it seems everyone at my uni but me has been there. my cousin used to work there, said it was really nice.
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Riverwalk, that must be it.
Phallic symbols.... hmmm

Yes, SPI is very nice - you should visit it. The only thing I didn't like was crossing Queen Isabella Causeway. It's like a 5 mile long bridge that twists and turns and is very scary. But after you get out to the Island, it's very very pretty.
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I will most definently check it out, then.

Sorry for the delay...I went downstairs and was so astounded that the hogs were ahead of texas by seven that I had to watch.
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